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Scanner Report 11/18/11
updated: Nov 18, 2011, 7:00 AM
By Roger the Scanner Guy
Well you have made it to Fryday. Good for you. I am, on the other hand, in a really bad mood. I can't quite put a finger on it. Maybe it's because I'm still feeling scrappy I'm just SNOT sure.
I see where the MCA is concerned for pedestrian safety. Well that's a good thing. Another unsafe crossing is Cacique and Milpas, but I don't hear any discussion about that. Probably because many people that cross at that intersection are homeless, and not many people care about the homeless. In fact some are actually happy when a homeless person gets hit or rundown by a vehicle. I recall many years ago a Hispanic man on a bicycle getting hit by a tree trimming truck at Cacique and Milpas. While the man lay bleeding in the street, the driver got out of his truck and said, "What's the problem it's only a Mexican." Famous last words for his job. The statement cost his company 80,000.00 in settlement money.
I'm not blaming the MCA for the safety issue there at Cacique and Milpas. The MCA has done a lot for Milpas and the Eastside thus far. I'm sure they are not done, not by a longshot. There is really not a lot that can be done for the intersection until the construction is complete in this area. Even then the best thing that can be done is motorists can slow down and yield to pedestrians. Not many do.
I'm feeling better now. Maybe I just needed to get that out. What is it going to take to just stop and let someone cross the street? If you left the last place you were with plenty of time to get to your next destination you should not be late. If you speed, not pay attention to what you're doing, not yield to people in crosswalks, sooner or later you are going to hit something or someone. If you have feelings, or emotions you're going to feel like HELL for a long time if you run someone over. I say "If" because some people around here seem to not have feelings. Nothing more than feelings or emotions around here, ya know?
I totally missed the Bank Robbery this morning. I shut the Scanner off - I don't know why. Maybe the decision came from my subconscious, maybe someone else was supposed to break the story. Lord thy Dog knows they have many more resources I'm just an old flunky with a couple scanners, and a computer. Of course I don't get 6 Martini Lunches that go from 10am to 2pm. I know what it's all about. I used to work a steady job in Santa Barbara too. I hope I rattle nerves when I refer to professional
journalists as drunks because sometimes they break the news. Most times they don't but they should.
That is how Roger came about. People were getting sick of not knowing what the HELL is going on in Santa Barbara. Now I stink it's the otter way around. Now many people don't want to know. Maybe that is why the news has been the way it is all these years. Although the TV news did excellent coverage during the Painted Cave fire, they did not cover the more recent fires so good at least not like the Painted Cave Fire. They Rocked then and no doubt saved lives, no doubt.
Of course they are not the only people guilty of not wanting to work all the time. I conned Shakey into washing my walls, today I just sat here and totally watched him scrub the walls and ceiling. For all the work he did he got two pastries and a small cup of coffee. Tomorrow I'll get him three pastries and a large cup of coffee while I enjoy my six pastry lunch. I'm not a hypocrite, much.
Scanner Reports Wednesday:
Overdose on medication at the Cacique Street Shelter in the dining room.
Right after that call there was another one in one of the dorms of the Cacique Street Shelter for someone coughing up blood.
In the 1200 Block of Cacique three gang types were looking into the reporting party's back yard.
Hooker walking the 900 Block of East Haley then South on Milpas.
Code 3 cover requested at State and Gutierrez after everyone showed up and subject was put into custody, the medics were requested for someone with a broken arm.
On Via Real 3600 Block 594 vandalism to a residence.
Protesters across from the News Press with a large sign on Anacapa Street.
900 Block of State 10851 Investigation, it sounded like they said State Street 10851 car theft.
State and Calle Morales unknown if injury traffic accident.
Gary R. who is high on drugs is chasing the reporting party around driving a silver Volvo Somewhere in Santa Barbara County.
Keep the Peace on Kodiak Ave tenant being evicted.
A black Jeep Cherokee was traveling in the 600 Block of Anacapa around 2:40pm not wearing a seat belt.
Keep the Peace at Service Master near the Airport.
10851 Recovery in the 900 Block of Alphonse.
In front of the Rescue Mission 535 East Yanoli vehicle vs red, injury traffic accident.
23103 Reckless motorcycle rider WFA 20's wearing black and silver jacket, East on Montecito from 222 North Milpas.
Check the Welfare of a man staying at a motel in the 2800 Block of State Street drinking for several days.
Stove Fire reported out in the 700 Block of San Maggitis.
Suspicious Subject trying to open reporting party's door in the 2200 Block of State Street.
Medical Emergency 516 State street Alcohol Withdrawal.
Scanner Reports, Thursday:
A subject on Clubhouse Drive called his brother and told him that he drank a large amount of poison. The poison was Anti-Freeze and he also had a cut wrist.
Protesters were sleeping in People's Park.
459 Burglary investigation at Santa Barbara City College 721 Cliff Drive.
Medical Emergencies for seizures 900 Block of Castillo, and 53 South Milpas.
Subjects scamming body work associated with a red pickup truck registered out of Temple City.
Check the Welfare of a guy locked in the employee bathroom for 30 minutes 432 State Street.
Old fella in a brown Toyota driving West Bound in the East Bound lanes of Hollister near Kellogg.
Code 40 Transient yelling at the library.
Embellishment investigation in a dental office in the first block of East Arrellaga.
800 Block of East Haley 273.5 Domestic Violence.
277 West Alamar 273.5 Domestic Violence boyFIEND hit girlfriend in the face.
415 over a 23103 Reckless vehicle at 440 Hitchcock.
A rape 261pc was called into County dispatch, victim wanted to speak to an officer. And that is all I heard of that.
Suicide on the North side of the city.
Structure Fire Cacique and Quarantina, burn victim at Cottage investigation ongoing.
Transient disturbing 216 South Milpas The Habit.
BMA Disturbing yelling at staff at the Rescue Mission 535 East Yanoli.
415 Domestic 500 Block of West Carrillo.
Officer Safety be on the Lookout Oceano a grey Honda Accord Tint windows, wanted in attempt 187 or attempt murder.
Well folks, that is all for now have a great Weekend and Dog Willing I'll see you on Monday. Roger
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